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Sam Sheppard, Cleveland Press, police investigation, Samuel R. Gerber
This editorial asks "What's the matter with law enforcement in Cuyahoga County?" and accuses authorities of extending "extra-privileged courtesies" to Sam. Sam should have "been subjected instantly to the same third-degree to which any other person under similar circumstances is subjected." The article concludes that "It's time that somebody smashed into this situation and tore aside this restraining curtain of sham, politeness and hypocrisy and went at the business of solving a murder." The next day, Coroner Gerber called for an inquest.
Cleveland Press, "54/07/20 Getting Away With Murder" (1954). Articles cited in Sheppard v. Maxwell. 15.